Manufacture Architecture NC

Fitness Center

Metal  Casting (Clay)_Office and Fitness_Lainer

  • Fitness Center
  • Vienna, Austria
  • 2003
  • Photo:Krzysiulek 2008
  • Rudiger Lainer und Partner Architectekten
  • www.lainer.at
  • Architekten ZT GmbH
  • Bellariastra├če 12
  • A-1010 Vienna
  • Casting Metal (Clay)
This building was an extension and renovation of an industrial building. Lainer designed the exterior panels of the extension to be custom, cast aluminum. The aluminum panels were casts on a clay mold. The mold was made from a pattern of natural elements taken directly from the site. Elements such as branches, leaves, and twigs where intertwined together to make the pattern and the pattern was then pressed into the clay to make the mold.